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Details for Course FFF021F Semiconductor Physics

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  • FFF021F
  • Temporary
Course Name
  • Semiconductor Physics
Course Extent
  • 7.5
Type of Instruction
  • Course given jointly for second and third cycle
Administrative Information
  • 7133 (Department of Physics / Solid State Physics)
  •  -12-19
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson

Current Established Course Syllabus

  • The course aims for the student to develop a deeper understanding of the physical principles that form the basis of semiconductor physics and which is of central importance for understanding function of semiconductor devices, in particular transistors. An understanding of fundamental semiconductor physics and of the properties of semiconductor materials is crucial in order to be able to evaluate options regarding components and in order to be able to follow and take part in the development within the field.
  • Physics of semiconductors: bandstructure, intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, charge carrier concentrations and transport phenomena.
    Generation, recombination, injection and transport of non-equilibrium carriers.
    Surface states.
    Electrical properties of components such as the pn junction, the bipolar transistor, metal-semiconductor junction.
    Metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET): basic properties, functionality and scaling.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to account for essential theories and models within semiconductor physics
    be able to account for the operation of basic semiconductor devices based on physical principles
    be able to discuss the performance of devices in terms of material parameters and device design
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to analyse devices using commercial simulation tools and to summarize and explain the results in a written report.
    be able to solve problems and, in written form, clearly and in a structured way describe the solution.
    be able to argue, use relevant concepts and make conclusions in a scientific discussion.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Exercises
Examination Formats
  • Oral exam
  • Written assignments
  • Miscellaneous
  • Compulsory labs with written reports.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Solid state physics including introductory semiconductor physics equivalent to FFFF05 Solid state physics, FFFF01 Electronic materials or ESS030 Physics of devices
Selection Criteria
  • Sze, S. & Lee, M.: Semiconductor Devices - Physics and Technology.
  • We will be using the third edition (most recent one). Previous editions will be sufficient most of the time.
Further Information
  • Course coordinators:
    Carina Fasth,
    Dan Hessman,
Course code
  • FFF021F
Administrative Information
  •  -12-19
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson

All Established Course Syllabi

1 course syllabus.

Valid from First hand in Second hand in Established
Spring 2015 2014‑11‑26 14:43:31 2014‑11‑26 15:14:00 2014‑12‑19

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